Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell Joins Brookings as Distinguished Senior Fellow

    Now that he’s out of Harrisburg, former Gov. Ed Rendell has had no shortage of honors and offers. It was announced Tuesday that he will join the Brookings Institution as a distinguished senior fellow. He starts Feb. 1.

    According to a press release, Rendell will work with the Metropolitan Policy Program to “advance the program’s key initiatives on reinvigorating the nation’s metropolitan economies with particular emphasis on transportation and energy infrastructure. The newly established fellowship in public innovation recognizes former elected officials who have made extraordinary achievements at the state or local level.”

    Rendell will be a busy bee. He’s already confirmed his return to Philadelphia’s Ballard Spahr law firm, and is nearing a deal to provide commentary on the 2012 election cycle for MSNBC.

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